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camtd
01-31-2006, 09:01 PM
Hi

I am looking to use the 3d flat land finishing to machine a complex pocket.

I would like to keep the endmill tangent to the edge of the pocket.

What I am getting now, is a toolpath where the centerline is on the edge of the pocket.

Is it possible to do this with this type of toolpath?

Thank You

championp
01-31-2006, 09:20 PM
You can use the wireframe to create a pocket with a small stepover and then project the toolpath onto the surfaces with 3d project. You can do a planar toolpath. You can simply use "cut" and pick each surface individually. You can use 3d offset with 2d boundaries, and order the cut outside->in

Chris